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CLIMATE CHANGE: Dealing with loss and damage

CLIMATE CHANGE: Dealing with loss and damage | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In a formal letter to Qatar - host of the 18th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a coalition of 40 NGOs, backed by academics, has called for urgent action on loss and damage caused by climate...
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4 Reasons to Be Hopeful About Climate Change

4 Reasons to Be Hopeful About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Tackling dangerous climate change is a complex task, but in the UK we are determined to rise to the challenge, working together with all Parties at the UN towards our shared goal of limiting temperature rise to 2 degrees, and preventing the worst...
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Science literacy and the polarized politics of climate change | Sci-Ed

Science literacy and the polarized politics of climate change | Sci-Ed | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A paper published in Nature Climate Change earlier this year challenged a long-standing assumption in both science education and science communication: that increasing science literacy will increase public “acceptance” of the scientific consensus on the risks posed by climate change. The authors surveyed a representative sample of about 1,500 U.S. adults and found that people with an egalitarian-communitarian worldview (roughly liberal) were more likely to perceive climate change to be higher risk with higher levels of science literacy, while for people with a hierarchical-individualist worldview (roughly conservative), higher science literacy scores meant they were more likely to underestimate the risks associated with climate change. If the assumption that science literacy is the solution had held, both groups would have moved toward rating climate change as higher risk as they increased in science knowledge, to line up with current scientific consensus. Instead, increasing science knowledge correlated with increasingly polarized views.

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Long-term research reveals how climate change is playing out in real ecosystems

Long-term research reveals how climate change is playing out in real ecosystems | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Around the world, the effects of global climate change are increasingly evident and difficult to ignore.
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Climate Change Threatens the American West

Climate Change Threatens the American West | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
'Men's Journal' explores the risks facing the region as extreme weather increases...
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Climate Change is being compounded

Climate Change is being compounded | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate Change is being compounded, and the longer we decide not to do anything about it, the worse it will get.
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Climate Change Melts Away Obstacle To Arctic Shipping For China, Russia

Climate Change Melts Away Obstacle To Arctic Shipping For China, Russia | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With record lows in Arctic ice levels permitting a robust increase in shipping, Russians and Chinese saw an upside to ice melting in the Arctic.
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How Climate Change is Affecting the Children of Bhutan

How Climate Change is Affecting the Children of Bhutan | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The effects of climate change are a constant presence to the children of Bhutan. We have 25 glacial lakes that are known to be at a dangerous risk of flooding. Steps are being taken to prevent disasters - glacier water from the Thorthormi Lake is now regularly drained to avoid a repeat of the terrible glacial flood of 1994 - but the threat is ever present.

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Forest reveals climate change's surprising damage to moose, maple syrup

In the December edition of the scientific journal BioScience, scientists detail how climate change has been affecting — and could further change — a forest ecosystem in New Hampshire. The study seeks to go beyond the most obvious impacts to understand how climate change is playing out at a unique location in everything from soil dynamics to wildlife habits.

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FIS - Worldnews - Climate change: good for mussels but bad for clams

FIS - Worldnews - Climate change: good for mussels but bad for clams | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Experts of the National Higher Scientific Research Council of Spain (CSIC) evaluated the effects of ocean acidification derived from climate change on the clam Ruditapes decussatus and the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, and found that the phenomenon has different effects on the physiology of the species and on its potential growth.

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Seas rising faster than projected, low areas threatened: study

DOHA (Reuters) - Sea levels are rising 60 percent faster than U.N. projections, threatening low-lying areas from Miami to the Maldives, a study said on Wednesday.The report, issued during U.N.
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Climate Change a Threat for Quileute "Twilight" Tribe

Climate Change a Threat for Quileute "Twilight" Tribe | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
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Scientists Decry Canadian Undermining of Climate Science

The government of Canada's official position on climate change is that it's real and requires an "aggressive" response.
Despite that, Canada's ruling Conservative Party government has been leading a slow and systematic unraveling of environmental and climate research budgets, according to local scientists—including shuttering one of the world's top Arctic research stations for monitoring global warming. Hundreds of researchers have lost their jobs, and those that remain are forbidden from talking to media without a government minder.

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Five tips for living on the 'unrecognisable Earth' of the future

Five tips for living on the 'unrecognisable Earth' of the future | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A climate change veteran's practical advice on what you can do to get ready for the changes ahead.
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Climate Change Deniers Write Another Fact-Free Op-Ed

Climate Change Deniers Write Another Fact-Free Op-Ed | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Oh, those wacky professional climate change deniers!
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Climate change leaves us sweating through 333rd warm month in a row

Climate change leaves us sweating through 333rd warm month in a row | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Barring some kind of environmental miracle, last month is set to be confirmed as the 333rd in a row in which the world’s temperature has been warmer...
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16 Irrefutable Signs That Climate Change Is Real

16 Irrefutable Signs That Climate Change Is Real | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A new study published Thursday in the journal Science provides the most definitive — and accurate — evidence yet that polar ice caps on Greenland and Antarctica are melting.

 

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World Bank warns of #climatechange but may be increasing it

World Bank warns of #climatechange but may be increasing it | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bank warns dire consequences if global warming is not countered, but its own work may be contributing to climate change.
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Climate change to displace over 95 mn Bangladeshis

Climate change to displace over 95 mn Bangladeshis | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Dhaka : Climate change in Bangladesh will force the displacement of over 95 million people by 2040, says a new report by a local think tank.

 

The report titled "The Tempest of Exodus: The Case of Climate Change-induced Displacement in Bangladesh and International Negotiations" has been prepared by think tank Unnayan Onneshan, Xinhua reported.

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Colombia to Offer Climate Change Insurance to Coffee Farmers

Colombia to Offer Climate Change Insurance to Coffee Farmers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Colombia is launching insurance to protect coffee plantations hit by climate change, which has damaged output in the world's top producer of high quality A...
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Climate change, disaster risk: Asian action critical

Climate change, disaster risk: Asian action critical | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

THE JURY may still be out on the link between climate change and natural disasters. But one thing is clear: Weather-related disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity. Witness the string of severe recent floods across Asia—from Pakistan, to Thailand, to the Philippines—and Hurricane “Sandy” in the United States, which have vividly shown us how extreme weather events can bring entire countries to a virtual standstill. Volatile weather extremes are hitting Asia and the Pacific more often than any other region of the world.

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UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012: Sea levels are rising 60% faster than estimated

UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012: Sea levels are rising 60% faster than estimated | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Sea levels are rising 60 per cent faster than the UN's climate panel forecast, scientists warn.
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Climate "changing before our eyes"

DOHA (Reuters) - Extreme weather from melting Arctic ice to Superstorm Sandy shows snail-paced U.N. climate talks have to do more to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the U.N.
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Fish ear bones point to climate impacts

Fish ear bones point to climate impacts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Scientists believe that fish ear bones and their distinctive growth rings can offer clues to the likely impacts of climate change in aquatic environments.

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'Children's Voices Not Being Heard' On Climate Change (VIDEO)

'Children's Voices Not Being Heard' On Climate Change (VIDEO) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global climate change is sending developing countries back into poverty after years of progress with children the biggest casualties.
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